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growing community of Interactive Email pioneers around the world.
You finally tried Twitter, and you see that it can serve as a great tool for your cyber-social presence, networking online, or promoting your business.
But are you becoming overwhelmed by all the fast-paced real-time action? You’d still like to be involved but there’s just too much going on. It’s ok to admit it – because we have a solution for you.
With ActiveMail installed, your Twitter email notifications actually become actionable mini-apps for participating on the network without the hassle. Follow or unfollow users, reply back and get an in-depth view of the users you follow or that are following you. Also, whenever you are mentioned in a tweet, you can respond immediately from the email notification.
After you’ve given it a whirl, let us know how it’s worked out for you in the comments.
Welcome to a new entry in our series - Wouldn’t It Be Great If?- where we spotlight a popular email and turn it into an… ActiveMail. This week’s featured email is from Amazon.
One might say that shopping online can sometimes feel like navigating through a giant forest… the Amazon rainforest, in fact. Happily, just like its namesake, navigating through Amazon.com needn’t feel like beating around the jungle bushes as long as we have the right guide to direct us to the destinations that interest us most.
For online retailers, getting to know you is less a pleasantry than it is a business necessity. Email marketers who send emails on behalf of online shopping sites practically fall over themselves trying to learn your email habits and shopping preferences, because they know that the more relevant their emails, the more likely it is you’ll buy something.
12:32: Check Facebook. Melinda commented on your link. Like Melinda’s comment.
12:36: Check Facebook. Jason shared a cat photo on your wall. Leave a snarky comment.
12: 47: Check Facebook. New friend request from that Steven guy. Accept but put him on your Creepy List.
Sound familiar? It’s the Facebook dance, and millions of us are doing it around the world. Open new browser tab, check Facebook for updates. Rinse and repeat.
And when you get Facebook notifications by email, responding to each one not only takes time, but requires that you leave your email, so the dance looks something like this:
6:45: New notification email. Friend request from Sarah. Click to new browser tab. Accept request and leave a note on Sarah’s wall.
You’re doing so much on Facebook, it’s time you sit back and let the Facebook experience come to you. With ActiveMail, interacting with those updates from within your email has never been easier: When you’re added as a Friend, have your Friend Request confirmed, when someone posts or comments on your wall or tags you in a photo, you can simply continue the interaction right from the message. You can even Like a post right from the email.
Here’s a quick sample:
Ready to activate your email?
There are 3 initial steps you may need to take to activate Facebook in your email, if you haven’t already done them: